NAM, LIUNA, NABTU Applaud Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

Washington, D.C. – March 29, 2019 – The National Association of Manufacturers, Laborers’ International Union of North America and North America’s Building Trades Unions released the following statements after President Donald Trump issued a presidential permit to TransCanada authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:

“In issuing this critical permit, President Trump has given a green light for job creation,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “This energy infrastructure project will finally put thousands of Americans to work, boost manufacturing growth, inject billions into the economy and enhance our national security through a safe, reliable source of energy. It is an indisputable win for the American people and for the men and women who will manufacture the components of this significant project.”

“LIUNA has long championed the Keystone XL pipeline, knowing its game-changing impact on our workforce, our economy and our energy security,” said LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan.“This will unlock good, family-supporting jobs for American union workers, so we’re celebrating today’s decision.”

“This permit is long past due. For more than a decade, America’s building trades have waited for this pipeline to move forward to put our members to work to strengthen America’s energy and national security,” said North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey. “Labor and business alike agree that this project is vital to our national interest, and it has been carefully analyzed and studied. The nation can now rest assured knowing that America’s energy will be built with and delivered through the safest and most environmentally stringent infrastructure.”